30 October 2012

Free preview exclusively for all StarHub TV subscribers from 1st to 30th November 12.00p.m.

Singapore, 30 October 2012 - Comedy Central Asia and StarHub today announced that Asia’s only all-comedy channel will be available to all StarHub subscribers from Comedy Central’s launch date, 1st November.

Comedy Central Asia – Singapore’s first and only 24-hour all-comedy channel, features a programming schedule designed specifically for Asian viewers overflowing with original programming, stand-up and sketch comedy plus offbeat comedy TV series like Emmy® and Peabody® award-winning content, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. StarHub TV subscribers will enjoy the exclusive free preview of the channel, available on StarHub TV’s Entertainment Basic Upsize Group in standard-definition (SD) channel 516; in high-definition (HD) Channel 563; and on StarHub’s Internet TV service, TV Anywhere starting from 1 November 12:00 p.m. to 30 November, 12:00 p.m.

Comedy Central Asia will feature both original and acquired content including Comedy Central’s global hit series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, South Park, Workaholics, and Key & Peele, the Asia Pay-TV premiere of such titles such as Anger Management, Happily Divorced, Jo Koy Lights Out, as well as classic titles Mind Your Language and Boiling Points.  Encompassing a wide variety of comedy-genres talk-show and stand-up comedy, animation, live-action sitcom, sketch-comedy, physical and gag, Comedy Central Asia will also feature a “Best of Asia” programming block showcasing regionally acquired shows such as the Singapore-produced and International Emmy® Award-nominated comedy series The Noose.

Tan Sian Ju, Vice President of MTV & Comedy Central Brands for Asia said, “We are pleased to launch Comedy Central Asia in Singapore and to complete StarHub TV’s consumer offering with a 24/7 all-comedy channel. Everyone needs a good laugh now and then, and we are delighted that all StarHub subscribers will be able to enjoy Comedy Central’s programming and see that it is truly the funniest channel around.”

“Comedy Central Asia will be the first all-comedy channel on our platform and indeed, Singapore. We aim to provide our customers with the best possible selection of entertainment choices and are proud to be the first to introduce this truly unique channel to local viewers. Laughter is the best medicine and now viewers can get their daily recommended dose on their television screens, laptops or tablets, courtesy of our multi-screen platform,” said Ms Iris Wee, Vice President of Home Solutions & Content, StarHub.

Comedy Central Asia will be available on StarHub TV’s Entertainment Basic Upsize Group. Comedy Central Asia HD will be available on StarHub TV’s Basic HD Upsize Group (Entertainment Basic Upsize subscription is required). Customers with access to Comedy Central Asia can also view the channel on TV Anywhere via starhubtv.com. To subscribe, customers may call 1630 or visit www.starhub.com/tv for details.

Comedy Central is the only 100% global comedy network, currently seen in more than 200 million homes in over 70 countries around the world. Comedy Central Asia joins the portfolio of comedy channels for Viacom International Media Networks, which are seen in various markets such as Latin America, Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Holland, New Zealand, Hungary, Poland, Israel, and Austria.